Terry Gibbs' new CD, 52nd & Broadway: Songs of the Bebop Era
, is set to hit stores on July 20. The recording, which also features the talents of Nicholas Payton on trumpet and James Moody on sax, is a new take on twelve tunes that represent the bepop era, one of the most influential eras in the history of jazz. The album is more than a historical tribute. To bring such timeless classics as Lemon Drop, Cherokee, Round Midnight and Night in Tunisia into the present, Terry enlists a strong rhythm section Tom Ranier on piano, Dave Carpenter on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums and a string section of 16 violins, four violas and four cellos that often feel more in the spirit of big band arrangements than typical orchestral pieces. In other words, the strings swing!
As he approaches his sixth decade as a performer, Terry's unflagging energy and enthusiastic performances continue to impress audiences internationally. He will next perform at the tenth annual West Coast Jazz Party in Irvine, CA on September 3 and 5, and heads to Japan later this year for a series of concerts.
52nd & Broadway: Songs of the Bebop Era is Gibbs second release for Mack Avenue Records. An SACD version of his critically acclaimed 2002 release, From Me To You: A Tribute to Lionel Hampton, was released earlier this year.
Mack Avenue Records has earned considerable critical acclaim for its jazz releases, which feature great artistic performances from legendary artists such as Terry Gibbs, the Gerald Wilson Orchestra, and Oscar Castro-Neves, as well as from exciting newcomers such as Eugene Maslov, Ilona Knopfler and Ron Blake. The two releases in the label
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